The truth is, that people, (due to their own proclivity towards independence) have, for the most part, never established a real working relationship with God. What we are now, experiencing is the RESULT for a lack of that spiritual relationship. We have always had "religion", but not (never, or very seldom) a working or functional spiritual relationship with our Creator. False or misguided "Christianity" has contributed to this trend of a lack of true, spiritual character. Genuine Christianity is about spiritual relationship - not "religion" ! Religion is man-made and serves the purpose of driving a barrier between the unconverted and the truly converted. Now; we have the result - turned off people, people with no hope but attempting to resolve the spiritual void within their lives with physical things and feelings. Frustration from placing a physical remedy on a spiritual problem ! The Christian church has made an enormous contribution to this problem of a "spiritual famine".